Wednesday, June 27, 2012

June Photo a Day Challenge wrap up

I know that it's not quite the end of the month yet, but it's either now or not until June 6 so I'm posting this a little early.  Currently I have the full album updated through at least the 23rd and will get the rest finished up over the weekend when I finish up the next Scavenger Hunt.

I decided to keep my monthly photo board for fat mum slim's photo a day challenge over on Pinterest because I don't need any more daily content for this blog, Facebook, or Twitter.  You can check out the entire board here (or by clicking on the above photo).  I'm just sharing a few of the highlights in this post today.

Day 1: Morning
Angel doesn't venture to the top floor of our house very often and waits until we come downstairs to greet us in the morning.

Day 5: Sign
This sign is only a few blocks away from our house.  I can't believe that we lived here almost a year before I got a picture of it.

Day 7: Hat
I didn't include this in a Scavenger Hunt and thought that some of you would enjoy seeing it here.  My father-in-law sells these hats in his True Value in the fall.  He and Jake went to their first Packers game this past fall and wore them.  Now we own one.

Day 9: Your View Today
I have a huge influx of new flower and zoo photos from this month.  I'll keep sharing them here a few at a time.  I'm still in shock of so many of these shots.  Look at that bokeh!

Day 11: Door
As best we can tell, someone took these doors down when our living room was carpeted and they no longer fit.  Thanks to some huge help from my father-in-law, we got them trimmed down and fitted in again, and then cleaned them.  Aren't they beautiful?

Day 14: Time
I confess that I took this picture before June because I knew that time was going to be a prompt at some point for either this challenge or the Scavenger Hunt.  It's in one of the old VA buildings.  Unfortunately it doesn't work anymore.

Day 19: Imperfect
I'm sure that anyone who works with any type of glaze or resin can relate with this photo.  As hard as I try to remove all of the large air bubbles from my pieces, sometimes one still sneaks in there.

Day 21: Where You Slept
If I've ever shared this little guy here, it was ages ago.  Jake gave him to me for our first Valentine's Day as a couple in 2002.  Most of my old stuffed animals are on display in the basement, but he gets to stay on my side of the bed during the day.

Day 22: From a High Angle
This is another shot from my mini flower shoot on Father's Day.

Day 23: Movement
I took this during a Museum After Dark event at the Milwaukee Art Museum, which is right by Lake Michigan.  Clearly "after dark" isn't really applicable during the summer!

Again, you can check out the entire set of June photos on Pinterest right here.

I'm going to re-cap the questions and insight that I put together for last month's challenge.
I have another confession to make.:  Like last month, I did complete all of the prompts, but I did not necessarily take each one on the appointed challenge day.  I still believe that this resulted in better photos than I would have gotten by forcing photos every day.
Was it tough to participate in this challenge and the Scavenger and Macro challenges?  The short answer to this is still yes.  Some weeks it all comes together easily while other weeks I'm down to the wire getting caught up with everything at the last minute.  I did still find a number of prompts that overlapped, which made the process go pretty smoothly some weeks.
Was it worth it?  The answer is still yes.  As I mentioned earlier this month, I'm working harder than ever to use as many original photos as I can for my long term earning articles.  I love being able to pull something from my files instead of having to shoot and edit something brand new or pull a stock file online.  Continuing to grow my own photo supply this much each month really helps with this process.

I am participating next month.  I am also planning to continue to not force photos everyday and only take time to upload once or twice a week.  The July prompts are not up yet, but you can check back with fat mum slim before the beginning of July for the list.

What have you been photographing lately?


  1. Those DOORS! They are stunning. I'm so glad you got them to fit!

    I've been taking a lot of pictures lately. Mostly work-related things, but I did have an impromptu photo shoot at the Crate & Barrel outlet yesterday.

  2. Sammy rarely goes to the top of the house either! He'd rather stay near the balcony where he can keep a close eye on Molly ;-)
    Angel looks very sweet laying there!
    I've never worked with resin, but I believe it must be annoying trying to get the bubbles out!

  3. Dear Rose, The doors are beautiful. It is nice that you have a handy father-in-law to help.
    Angel is beautiful and quite independent.
    The photo's are really nice and I love looking at them. Thank you and blessings dear. Catherine

  4. When you have Angel in the mix then your post is complete. Just saying.

    Have a terrific day. Scritches to Angel. :)

  5. I love the duck sign and your little duck that Jake gave sweet :)
    And I think you're right that it's best not to force the photos, but to take them as they come and enjoy the process. You've really taken a lot of great photos this month! Can't wait to see next month's!

  6. What a great idea to build up your collection of photos by participating in these challenges. I think you photos are wonderful, and I hope your July prompts are just as fun.
    Everyday Inspried

  7. Angel has just the sweetest face ever! The duck sign is cute. I've seen a few of those and think it's so nice for people to look out for the babies. I don't like taking forced photos either so I think it's good that you can mix it up.

  8. Great photographs! I can't wait to see more of the flower and zoo shots. ^.^

  9. Of course my favorite picture is Angel :) The stuffed animal is cute and sweet that you keep it close

  10. What a fun challenge. I love Angel! Those doors are just beautiful!

  11. I love your photography and am very tempted to join this challenge. I guess I love a challenge... Congrats. A question: how do you store your photos? That is to say, in subject folders, by color, or date? I'm interested... (that's just the researcher coming out in me!) {:-D

  12. What a great idea to put your photos on Pinterest!
    I was planning on doing that challenge, took a few photos, but this month has totally gotten away from me.
    The photo memes are definitely challenging, but mostly in a good way. I love how they make one think creatively.
    Uh Oh! I know someone who is a MAJOR Packer's fan who would love that hat!
    The doors are lovely!
    What a cute little duck and such a wonderful memory!
    As I've said before, I really enjoy seeing your photos and descriptions.

  13. I am so glad you posted a photo of the finished doors--they are absolutely gorgeous! On a different subject, I love your stuffed duck. (Love ducks, anyway! I have wood ducks sitting on miniature chairs in my bedroom.)


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